Kejriwal asks Narendra Modi to stop following abusive Twitter handles
On the International Women’s Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has a request for Prime Minister Narendra Modi: stop following abusive handles on Twitter.
Modi’s personal account has 28 million followers and he is following 1638 people. He is the most followed leader of a state in the world. But his handles, especially his personal account, has often been flagged for following abusive handles.
Happy women’s day to all. On this day, I urge Hon’ble PM to unfollow all those who abuse n threaten women n take strong action against them
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 8, 2017
It’s not the first time the Opposition has trolled Modi for following abusive accounts. In a speech in the Rajya Sabha on February 2, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien had accused Modi of encouraging online hatred and harassment through his follow-backs.
“Twenty-six Twitter handles that give out rape threats, communal threats are followed by the Prime Minister of India,” O’Brien had claimed.
Today, O’Brien tweeted:
— Derek O’Brien (@quizderek) March 8, 2017
- Reactions of Bhakts:
— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) March 8, 2017
— Phd in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) March 8, 2017
.@ArvindKejriwal sir, aap Modi ji ke SEO manager ho kya? har baat pe ‘Modi’ keyword zaroor ghusaate ho.. sab mile huye hain ji..
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 8, 2017
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) March 8, 2017